Berlin - Borussia Moenchengladbach have appointed reserve
team coach Andre Schubert as an interim successor to Lucien Favre who resigned
on Sunday after the team began the Bundesliga season with five straight
Gladbach Sports Director Max Eberl told reporters the club
had been caught by surprise after the Swiss coach, who led them to a third
place finish last season, resigned despite efforts by club officials to change
"Lucien Favre's resignation caught us unprepared and we
are now searching for a new head coach," Eberl said. "Until then
Andre Schubert will lead the team."
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The 44-year-old Schubert is a former German national youth
team coach and has also worked at Paderborn and St Pauli in lower divisions but
has never coached a Bundesliga team before.
Favre, who had been in charge since 2011 and lifted the club
from the brink of relegation to a third place and a maiden Champions League
group stage spot, left a day after their 1-0 loss in the Rhine derby against
Apart from a terrible domestic start, Gladbach lost their
Champions League opener 3-0 to Sevilla. They host Manchester City next week and
then also play Juventus in Group D.For
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